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Foxconn developing glass casing for potential 2017 iPhone

Nikkei reports that the 2017 iPhone will be switching back to an all glass body from the current all aluminum casing. Foxconn Technology Group is developing a glass casing for smartphones as its key client Apple Inc. is said to be revamping the iPhone, people familiar with the developments say. Apple is expected to redesign the iPhone, including giving…

Report: Apple suppliers ramping up production for iPhone 7 earlier than usual, ‘more complex’ redesign coming

Apple suppliers are on a massive hiring spree this month which could potentially lead to possible iPhone 7 production, according to Economic Daily News. Following Apple’s tradition, the new iPhones will be released this fall (both the 4.7 and 5.5-inch variants of the iPhone), via CNBC. The report notes that the hiring for both Foxconn and Pegatron…

Foxconn to open up manufacturing plant in India

Long time Apple supplier Foxconn is planning to open up a manufacturing plant in India (via The Economic Times of India). Specifically, the supplier is planning to manufacturer iPhones in the new plant which will more than likely be located in Maharashtra. Foxconn plans to take over 1,200 acres of land and is said to cost $10 billion. When the deal…

Sharp to begin mass production on OLED displays

To no surprise, Sharp is planning to build out multiple supply lines to start creating OLED displays. Recently purchased by Foxconn, the company plans on building OLED displays for future iPhones (via DigiTimes). Sharp will set up one 4.5G and two 6G AMOLED production lines with monthly capacity of 13,000, 11,500 and 34,500 glass substrates respectively,…

Apple looking for one more manufacturer for Apple Watch 2

According to DigiTimes, Apple is looking for a second manufacturer to help manufacture the unannounced second-generation Apple Watch. Apple is looking at one of their three largest manufacturers Foxconn, Wistron and Inventec to manufacturer the Watch. With the second iteration of the Apple Watch already in development, the report says that Apple is…

KGI: Apple will release a new 4-inch iPhone in 2016

According to the pretty reliable KGI Security Analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, Apple is still working hard on a 4-inch iPhone variant, which should arrive sometime in the first half of 2016. Kuo also mentions what Apple’s iPhone plans are in terms of 2016. Kuo says that the 4-inch iPhone will resemble an “upgraded iPhone 5s.” However, the design of the phone is…

iPhone 6s production line delayed, launch still on schedule

We’re about a month away from the assumed refresh of the iPhone lineup says KGI’s security analyst Ming Chi-Kuo. However, Kuo mentions that the ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ are currently slightly delayed in the mass production process. The two new handsets are slated for mass production later this month says Kuo, translated by Taiwanese Media….

Apple asks supplies for 90 million new iPhones this year

When Apple planned to launch the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, their first foray into larger phones, Apple asked its suppliers to order 70 million to 80 million devices. With the demand for the new products last year, that was a smart move. Now, just a couple of months before the expected announcement of the iPhone 6s, Apple is asking its suppliers for a…

Taptic Engine troubles caused slow Apple Watch production

According to the Wall Street Journal, a manufacturing issue with one of Apple’s latest technologies has slowed production of the company’s latest product. The Taptic Engine, which is the producer of haptic feedback for Apple Watch, was initially produced by two different manufacturers. After running some tests, Apple found that the Taptic Engines from…